Every morning for the past 3 weeks my youngest has asked me “Do we have school today?” so already I know my kids are needing a break. Heck, I need a break and we could all use a little downtime away from the hustle and the bustle of city living. With only three days left until the end of the school year, we have already started planning a few things we would like to do with the kids this summer. I’ve been filling in the little bit of spare time scrolling my “must travel there” category on Pinterest and planning what I hope may be our next family get away. I would love to go kayaking on a mountain lake, go hiking in the forest, play at the beach and pitch a tent in the outback.
No cell phones, no computers. Bliss right?!?
If you’ve been paying any attention to Canadian anything this year, you’ll know it is Canada 150 – the 150th anniversary of Confederation. So, it seems like the perfect opportunity to put together My top 3 Canadian Travel Bucket List of places I would love to travel to this summer.
Here it is!
My top 3 Canadian Travel Bucket List:
1.Emerald Lake is the largest lake located in Yoho National Park in the province of British Columbia. It’s just 20 minutes drive west from its famous neighbor Lake Louise, but is not as well known. With a beautiful green hue, it truly stands up to its name. The color is most intense in early summer when there is a high amount of glacial silt flowing from the surrounding mountains. Due to the high elevation of the lake, it remains frozen from November to early June.
2. Tofino is the ideal escape from city life whether you’re taking in the gorgeous mountain views, collecting sand dollars on the beach, exploring the grounds in Pacific Rim National Park, catching a wave on surfboard, relaxing in the hot springs cove, whale watching or climbing aboard a bear-watching boat tour, this West Coast getaway has something for every family member. 3. Whistler Magnificent mountains, pristine lakes, and a vibrant village – Whistler is Canada’s favorite year-round destination. There are two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing, and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.
And there you have it guys, the top three places that made it to the list. Have you been to any of them? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them if you have.
Do you have a travel bucket list?
If so, let me know what places are on it in the comments below.